S E T T I N G C O N T A C T P R E F E R E N C E S
You can choose to sort contacts by last name, first name, or company name. If a contact
entry does not contain the name you choose to sort by, the contact entry is sorted by the next
For example, if you choose to sort by last name, then first, and the contact entry does not
include a last name, the entry is sorted alphabetically by first name. If the contact entry does
not contain a first name, the company name is used to determine the sort order.
The following chart summarizes what happens to the sort order in the three sorting
alternatives when a field is empty:
Contacts provides four custom fields that you can rename to identify additional information
about your contact entries. This enables you to record information such as spouse name,
birthday, anniversary, or whatever information you choose to record for your contact entries.
To set contact preferences:
Select the Contacts application from the Home screen.
Select the Settings for Contacts button from the toolbar.
Choose the format to use when showing contact entries. You can choose one of the
(Optional) Rename the four Custom field names with field names of your choice.
Select the Save settings button from the toolbar.
To sort the contact list alphabetically by...
If the contact entry does not include either last or first name, the
company name is displayed.
The company name does not display in the sort list, unless it is the
only name available for the entry.
The first name does not appear in the sort list, unless it is the only
name available for the entry.
S e t t i n g C o n ta c t P r e f e r e n ce s